Events Calendar

15 Jan
Blackboard for Administrative Support Staff (webinar)
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops



Target Audience



Teaching Center LMS Support and Consulting

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Blackboard for Administrative Support Staff (webinar)

This webinar will introduce Blackboard for those who provide administrative support to Pitt faculty. We will address the most common issues brought to us by support staff as well as present the big picture of how Blackboard and other academic technologies fit into the overall information technology landscape at Pitt. You will learn how to help instructors more effectively manage their courses, as well as who to call when there are problems. No previous experience with Blackboard is required. This webinar will be held fully online and you will receive access instructions prior to the session.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain how Blackboard course shells are created and populated with students, instructors and TAs;
  • Copy courses from previous semesters to the current semester
  • Upload, edit, delete, and organize content
  • Create test items, use online Blackboard test generators to go from a Word document to a Blackboard test, and re-use test items from previous tests, pools, and courses
  • Troubleshoot common Grade Center problems such as missing columns, and miscalculating totals

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at in advance.

Please note that after registration, you will recieve a confimration email containing a link to an anonymous pre-workshop survey, which helps us tailor each workshop to the needs and skill-levels of the attendees. Please look for the link when you get your confirmation.

Tuesday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.